Historic England to view work on preserving iconic Engineering Building

Painstaking work to replace the iconic roof of our historic Engineering Building is to be examined by heritage experts this week.

Key regeneration sites within Leicester City Centre are being visited on Tuesday 4 October by Historic England, the Government’s principal adviser on the historic environment.

Historic England’s Commissioners, their Chairman Sir Laurie Magnus and Chief Executive Duncan Wilson will be welcomed by Sir Peter Soulsby the City’s elected Mayor and Leicester City Council to celebrate and see specific heritage led regeneration projects including the Cathedral, Richard III Visitor Centre, Friars Mill, Leicester Castle and the University of Leicester Engineering Building.

The Grade II* listed Engineering building, designed by James Stirling and James Gowan is regarded internationally as one of our iconic 20th century post-modernist structures.  It is well known for its impressive 3-dimensional saw-tooth roof which terminates in a series of points and diamonds.  When it was built in the 1960s, this complex and ambitious roof was largely untested.

Watch a video about the Engineering Building:

More information about the restoration project